The 43rd ward, represented by Ald. Michele Smith, includes some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, including Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast. The planned 55-acre Lincoln Yards development is not technically in the ward, but it is right next door. Neighbors have been worried about the development making an already rough traffic situation even worse, and Smith has been a vocal critic of the plan. Crime has also been a hot topic in the race, after a slew of carjackings and muggings had been reported in the area.
To win, candidates must receive more than 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate reaches that threshold, the top two candidates will advance to a run off on April 2.
Percentages are based on the available ballots tallied by the Chicago Board of Elections. Percentages listed do not indicate a winner until all ballots are counted.
Source: Chicago Board of Elections. Results are unofficial until certified on March 13.
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